• Accord launches online hub for mortgage brokers

    Accord, the intermediary-only lender, has launched an interactive website to help mortgage brokers explain new products to clients. The online toolkit from the firm offers mortgage calculators, a guide to the application process and simple explanations of the types of mortgages available as well as the benefits of different products ...
  • Loan growth has rebounded: Indonesia’s central bank

    There were signs that banks have started to lend more to clients and that loan growth may have rebounded in October from its lowest level since 2009, a senior official said on Saturday Juda Agung, Bank Indonesia’s (BI) executive director of economic and monetary policy, said based on commercial banks’ ...
  • Higher interest rates good for global economy: Former Bank of Canada governor

    Former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge says the world economy might be better off if policy-makers bumped interest rates a little bit higher. He says boosting borrowing costs would help promote price and financial stability under current global conditions, which include historically low interest rates and stagnant growth. He ...
  • Plans to build retirement homes rejected

    Proposals to knock down a bed and breakfast and replace it with a block of 20 sheltered homes have been unanimously refused. The future of Fern Lodge in Seabrook Road in Hythe, was discussed at a Shepway District Council planning meeting. The application put before members was for the erection ...
  • Family farms hold the key in post-Brexit planning

    “Family farms” was the hot topic during talks of a post-Brexit British agricultural policy with the FFA and TFA. Farmers for Action (FFA) and the Tenant Farmers Associations (TFA) have come together to highlight the importance of family farms and the demand for the right trade deal for when Britain ...
  • Compared with their European peers, UK consumers think retirement finances are less important

    UK consumers think money is less important for a good quality of life in retirement than their European peers, according to Chase de Vere research. According to the research, 31 per cent of the UK respondents said economic resources were important for quality of life in retirement compared with 54 ...